With plumbing technology advancing at a rapid rate, you now have more choices than ever when it comes to water heaters. Despite all the choices available, you are still going to want the most energy-efficient system that you can afford and a professional plumber with experience in water heater installations to install it for you.
Before making your choice in a water heater, you will need to evaluate:
There are many types and sizes of water heaters available, so you should consult a professional plumber with experience in installing water heaters, to assist you in making your choice. Some of the water heaters available are:
These have an insulated storage tank where the heated water is stored. A thermostat turns the heater on if the temperature drops below a certain level.
These water heaters capture heat from the air or the ground and use it to heat the water. They cost more than a standard electric water heater but use 60% less energy, so your utility bill will be much lower. These water heaters have the heat pump on top, so they need about a 7-foot clearance from floor to ceiling.
Solar panels mounted on the roof use the heat of the sun and transfer it to an antifreeze-like fluid in a closed-loop system that runs to the water tank and heats the water. The system can be expensive to install and needs regular maintenance, but overtime, you will see a decrease in your utility bill and your carbon footprint.
Suitable for a small home, with limited hot water needs, a tankless water heater does not store hot water but heats it on demand. These heaters are powered by electricity or gas.
As a homeowner, you expect the water heater to heat the water quickly and deliver it at the correct pressure. If a water heater fails to do that, it is an indication that it may be faulty. A faulty water heater left unattended, may eventually burst and cause flooding and a lot of damage to your home.
Some obvious signs will alert you that the water heater is faulty:
Water heaters should only be installed by professional plumbers, and there are many reasons that the Do It Yourself enthusiast should not attempt this task:
If you want your water heater to function properly, and last as long as possible (usually 8-10 years) it needs to be installed correctly and maintained regularly. Call Art Plumbing, AC & Electric in Boca Raton at 561-391-1048 to assist you with all your water heater needs.